Dating english silver hallmarks
You can also use the Pictorial Marks to locate symbols and the Initial Marks to identify initials used by a company when you don’t know the company name.
Note that the database includes marks used on flatware and other silver items, so you may need to search a bit to locate the company you want.
Silver jewelry marks can also include the region or town where the piece was made and/or dateletters to indicate the year when the piece was made.
American silver jewelry marks are fairly simple, usually including a purity mark, and sometimes a maker’s mark.
Wostenholm & Son, Insignia Plate, JB&S EP A1, JD&S = John Dixon & Sons, K & TL , M&W Mappin and Webb, N. New Silver, Nevada Silver D&A Trademark of Daniel and Arter, Norwegian Silver; Trademark of WG&S, Pelican Silver JGNS, Potosi Silver N&S WP, RN&S EP Neill, Silverite = Trademark of W P & Co , Sonora Silver = Trademark of Walker and Hall, Spur Silver = Trademark of E B & Co for Edwin Blyde & Co, Stainless N.
Hallmarks include a Standard or Purity Mark, a City or Town Mark, a Date Letter, a Duty Mark, and a Maker’s Mark. The Standard (Purity) Mark is usually a symbol, that varies, depending on the region.
Silver jewelry marks are the hallmarks found on silver jewelry to help identify the composition and source of the jewelry.